Lawsuit updates in West Covina

West Covina City Council is meeting tonight. It is also having a special session meeting, where it is scheduled to talk about the following:

- Anticipated litigation by Sue Williams, public information officer

- Existing litigation by Community Development Director Chris Chung

- Conference with labor negotiations that includes talks with all West Covina labor unions, including WC Police Officers Association, WC Police Management Association, WC Firefighters’ Association and Management Association

  • Mt. Sac Student

    I just heard the Mayor was rushed to the hospital yesterday. Is he ok?

  • Anonymous

    Mikey T. sat on him. Oops!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Mikey T. sat on him. Oops!!!!

  • Tired of Roger Hernandez

    Did anyone else see how nobody supports Roger? Seriously, he was trying so hard to trash that one company and nobody would answer his questions. It’s obvious all the staff hate this scumbag, and from the status of the lawsuits against the city, his antics are worse behind closed doors. West Covina, can we please vote this jerk out? He embarrasses our city. EVERY vote splits 4-1, why? Is it the 4 who are screwed up, or the 1?

    Anybody but Hernandez for WC City Council

  • ANONYMOUS

    ALL YOU COUNCILMEMBERS ARE PATHETIC. WHY CAN’T YOU ALL JUST GET ALONG? RESPECT EACH OTHER. I AM TIRED OF HAVING MY FRIENDS AND FAMILY REFER TO WC AS THE DISFUNCTIONAL CITY OF THE VALLEY. YOU ALL JUST LOVE MAKING WEST COVINA LOOK BAD IN THE PRESS. STOP GRAND STANDING. YOU SOUND LIKE A BUNCH OF CRY BABIES. GROW UP OR GET OUT.

  • Look at the past

    The council majority, and sometimes that has included Roger, gave and gave and gave money to the PD and Fire during contracts and now our unfunded liablity is sky high. That coupled with a almost depression-like economy and a history of passing deficit spending budgets (look past the gimmicks, they were still deficit spending) has gotten us to this position. Roger can be blamed for some things. But alot of the current problems aren’t his fault. The fault is Touhey’s Herfert’s, Sanderson’s and yes sometimes Roger’s. I wonder if Roger regrets now voting for a few years with Herfert and Touhey when he should have been supporting more soundly Ben Wong and Mile Miller? In today’s economy I would want someone like Ben Wong on the council again. Wong explained things and make the decisions that were hard but were right.

  • Voter

    All I can say to the person “Look at the past” is HA HA HA.

    That is a joke. Right?

  • Anonymous

    Hernandez was so sick he had to leave the council meeting early, but was talking in the parking lot to people 30 mintues later!! I guess he did not want to go on the record and make tough budget decisions. He will claim was not part of the conversation so he can’t express an opinion.

    Roger’s problem is simple – he is a dishonest person who expects to be paid to play. When he can’t get his way, which impacts his bribe income, he says everyone but him is being paid-off. If Roger is correct, then he is the dumb one for not getting his piece with the others. Again, Roger can’t play well with others – he wants everything, does not want to share in the kick-backs.

    By the way – all but the parts about Roger are tongue in check comments.

  • Anonymous

    Hernandez was so sick he had to leave the council meeting early, but was talking in the parking lot to people 30 mintues later!! I guess he did not want to go on the record and make tough budget decisions. He will claim was not part of the conversation so he can’t express an opinion.

    Roger’s problem is simple – he is a dishonest person who expects to be paid to play. When he can’t get his way, which impacts his bribe income, he says everyone but him is being paid-off. If Roger is correct, then he is the dumb one for not getting his piece with the others. Again, Roger can’t play well with others – he wants everything, does not want to share in the kick-backs.

    By the way – all but the parts about Roger are tongue in check comments.

  • Hernandez MENTAL

    Roger Hernandez was rushed to the hospital after having a mental breakdown. He called 911 after he had a panic attack in his car.

    This guy is on medication for his anxiety attacks.

    Sources say he was hospitalized and placed under anti-depressants.

  • Anonymous

    Roger Hernandez went MENTAL. Now he is on meds for his panic attacks and anxiety.

  • Anonymous

    What a buch of liars. Hernandez is just fine. He is not on any kind of medications. You nameless bloggers like to stir the pot. Working along Big Mike would drive a wooden man to drink. There is no respect to the mayor. It is obvious how disrespectful the council is to Hernandez. This group needs theraphy asap. They will all self distruck. How pathetic our councilmenbers have become. They are so unprofessional and act like animals. We are so tired of hearing about their bs. They need to shape up or ship out. Give us a break. We put you all into office to get the job done! Not to do each other in. Grow up and put your sling shouts away. This is the big boys club.

  • Roger Hernandez under PRESSURE

    Roger Hernandez went MENTAL. Now he is on meds for his panic attacks and anxiety.

    The truth is Roger Hernandez had a mental breakdown in his car and called 911 on himself. The WCPD have this on record. he was hospitalized and then went to the meeting that night. The man needs serious help. He can not deal with the pressures of the job.

    He has been on medication on and off since high school for anger and anxiety issues. He can’t deal with pressure.

    Look at his history at Rowland USD and his anger issues at WC.

  • oh please

    So now you liars are a bunch of doctors, I don’t think so. Just because you write a lie on a blog does not make it so. Your mission is to repeat a lie so people will believe it. That is pathetic. It is hard enough trying to run a city as a mayor in these hard economic times. A mayor does not need the added pressure or stress of being referred to as a nut case. He needs to focus on the problems and issues that face his city. Getting crap from his fellow councilmenbers is bad enough. Now this! Come on you gadflys needs to get a life and some serious counseling. You all are the problem:

  • Roger Hernandez rushed to hospital last week MENTAL breakdown

    Roger Hernandez went MENTAL. Now he is on meds for his panic attacks and anxiety.

    The truth is Roger Hernandez had a mental breakdown in his car and called 911 on himself. The WCPD have this on record. he was hospitalized and then went to the meeting that night. The man needs serious help. He can not deal with the pressures of the job.

    He has been on medication on and off since high school for anger and anxiety issues. He can’t deal with pressure.

    Look at his history at Rowland USD and his anger issues at WC.

  • Anonymous

    Is there no real news to report on in West Covina? Why are you all so concerned about a persons health? Shouldn’t you all work together? News like Temple city’s Mayor and El Monte’s Mayor, now that is news. A persons health issues are their business, no one elses. People are desperate that they are scraping the bottom of the barrel for anything. Once they think that they find something , they put their own spin on it. It becomes ugly and the nasty. Just like the people who comment on them, and blow them out of porportion. They have no respect for that person, their spouses, family and friends. They start a frenzy of lies and start hammering on that poor person. These people have lost all sence of self respect and dignity, and have become monsters. Monters that could care less or any damage or harm that they have caused or contributed to. As long as they can step on someone and get to the top, that seems to be all that they care about. Politicians have become mean, ruthless and heartless, just like caged animals. These same politicians are suppose to be the pulses of their communities and role models for our youth. No wonder our cities, states, and country is in such a mess and termoil. What a sad state of affairs.Here is to West Covina…where politicians careers go down the drain.

  • Voter

    Anonomous, you say “shouldn’t the council work together?” You know, you are correct about that, BUT if you have ever been to a meeting and seen the way Hernandez attacks staff and the other council members, how can ANYONE work with that Hernandez.

    He accuses them all of lies and turns them into the DA. He yells at staff and even residents. I have seen it with my own eyes.

    When is everyone going to wake up and see who is the problem here. Put yourself in everyones shoes that has to work with this Hernandez guy…. what would you do if someone attacked you with lies every chance he got? WHAT? I think those who have to work with him are pretty tolerant to his antics.

  • Roger Hernandez had ANXIETY attack

    We confirmed Roger Hernandez’s mental breakdown with the WCPD.

    This man needs serious help; how can we trust him? He has had a long history of violence and nervous attacks. Sources say that he had several of these bouts while in Rowland USD also.

    Part of me feels bad for this man. He surely does not belong in a position of authority until he seeks help.

  • Anonymous

    The sad, spurned former lover of Roger Hernandez is clearly unemployed, since she has time to post her lies over and over and over. If I had to guess who it is that is on anti-depression and anti-anxiety medication, it would be WC Loser.

  • Roger Hernandez is violent

    The truth is that he has a violent past. We are not lovers of Roger. We are former RUSD employees that had to work under this deranged man.

  • Anonymous

    *We* are, huh? I stand by my previous statement about who’s on medication for treatment of psychological deviance.

    BTW, how’s that district of yours managing, now that Roger’s been gone for a number of years?

    Hmmmm. Maybe the problem there ran deeper than you are alleging.

  • Former RUSD employee

    We are doing well now that we do not have Roger Hernandez to abuse us. The atmosphere is much better here.

    The man has abused many of us and his power. Its no wonder no one likes him.